James Willstrop

Nick Matthew leads the English charge at the spectacular East Wintergarden venue for the Canary Wharf Squash Classic this year...
The life of a squash player is one that demands focus and huge amounts of dedication and it is quite difficult to really think of anything else. Being the best you can requires full throttle effort. Which is probably why many of us get to 35 and don't have a clue in hell what to do next.
All eyes at the AJ Bell World Men's Squash Championships, the squash world's biggest event, will be on World No1 Ramy Ashour, who is "hungry" to extend his astonishing winning run of 45 straight games.
The fantastic performance of the English players in Malaysia certainly bodes well for the lead up to the British Open, the next major, in Hull from the 20th-26th May.
Most of the off-court work I do is in part an insurance policy, which I hope will offset the damage I have inflicted on my body over 25 years, during which I have dragged the poor thing relentlessly around a glass box in to positions it was never designed to make.
I am coached by my father Malcolm and my brother David and am funded and supported by England squash, Sport England and operate under the umbrella of the English Institute of Sport, which is currently providing support for many of Great Britain's Olympic athletes.